Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007
In 2012 Syria rewrote their constitution
This was in response to the west’s demands that the Assad government LEAVE not change and let more Sunni’s have representation, Assad must LEAVE ( do we really want to make another failed State in the Middle East???
Sunnis already had a much larger representation throughout the government and military than most other ethnic and/or religious groups in Syria.
.. Syria rewrote their constitution in 2012 in response to the sectarian Sunni Arab movement to overthrow the Assad regime. The main movements at the start of the conflict in 2011…. that Al Jazera (a Sunni Arab TV station) and the Western Media and the Main investors in this enterprise is Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kuwait, Qatar, and UAE. CIA is doing training and weapon supply. But by far the biggest influence was the Sunni Arab Wahhabi backing/money. They actually have a Saudi Prince who has been in Charge of the funding and campaign. The west is stupid enough to believe these Sectarian and very militarized groups like Al Qaeda, al Nusra, ISIL, FSA and so many others ….. of the 10 main groups and another 30 smaller movements / militarized groups fighting the Assad regime in Syria NONE are secular, None have anything but Sunni Arab leadership. Yet Syria has a very long Christian heritage. Followers of Jesus brother James founded their Christian Church in Syria long before there was a Catholic Church.
These Militant Sunni Arab groups have no representation within their ranks presently for the Shia, Alawites, Yezidi, Kurd, Turk, Uzbeks, Armenians, and many other faiths and ethnic groups that the rebel forces would never allow a place in a Sunni Arab Syrian government.